Excited about seeing some balls of fire exploding in the sky to celebrate the 4th of July? So are we. There’s nothing like saying Happy Birthday America like an all-time firework display. Just look up into the night sky and you’ll definitely see some fireworks popping overhead, but that’s a little lonely and boring. The best way to spend the fourth is at one of the many firework displays and parties near Orlando.
Here’s our roundup of the best displays to light up your night.
1. Red Hot and Boom at Cranes Roost Park
Not all great firework displays happen on the 4th of July. Red Hot & Boom at Cranes Roost Park in Altamonte Springs is sort of the kickoff to the weekend’s festivities on the 3rd of July. This party seems to keep growing every single year and there’s more to this party than just a firework display. The festivities start at 4 p.m. and admission is free. Enjoy a relaxing stroll around the lake while grabbing food from all the food vendors.
You can’t kick off the Fourth of July Weekend without some music. This year the event organizers really outdid themselves in getting Andy Grammer as the headlining artist. He’ll keep the party going until the firework display at 10 p.m. Make sure you get there early and stake out your spot.
2. Lake Eola Park Orlando
Downtown Orlando has always got something going on and the 4th of July is no exception. We’ve already given you a few reasons to check out Lake Eola Park . And if those reasons aren’t enough, then music followed by fireworks exploding over the lake should be the icing on the cake.
3. Riverside Park New Smyrna Beach
Most Floridians have spent at least one 4th of July on the beach in their lifetime. It’s one of those things that’s kind of instilled within you from birth, that there’s nothing quite like spending a day on the beach followed by fireworks at night.
Shooting off fireworks used to be cool, until people realized it disrupts to the sea turtles in the middle of their nesting season. Now the official firework display’s at Riverside Park. Of course there’s live music during the afternoon and evening, that’s natural at any 4th of July party.
Show up early and set up a slack line between a couple trees in the afternoon. The real show starts after 9 p.m. when the fireworks light up the dark night sky over the Intercostal Waterway.
4. Coke Zero 400 Daytona International Speedway
The grand finale comes on Sunday, the Fifth of July. At the end of the Coke Zero 400, all the fans in the grand stands get to see a massive firework display. It’s such a massive display that you don’t need to be in the grandstand to enjoy them yourself. As long as you’re within a couple miles of Daytona International Speedway, you’re still going to see the sky lit up from all the fireworks exploding in the sky.